Since we all know election buildup and voting can be a pain, you want to make sure you start your day off right.
That’s why an Ontario man created a series of cereal boxes that poke fun at Canada’s federal leaders — so you can fuel up on partisanship before you even take a look at the polls. Jaime Christian is the brains behind “Harper Squares,” “Trudeau O’s” and “Mulcair’s Luckiest Charms,” which are all currently available for purchase on KickStarter for $40 each (or all 3 for $100). Each of the three cereals reflects its corresponding candidate in some small, comical way.
Harper Squares may not be the “most exciting breakfast choice,” for example, “but it sure gets the job done!” Trudeau O’s are “Dated? Out of fashion? Maybe. But Trudeau O’s have been making a comeback in the past couple of years,” while Mulcair’s Luckiest Charms are “a cereal for the 21st century.”
Needless to say, picking which one is right for you will be no easy task.
Just like voting.
Christian hired graphic designers to create cartoon images for the boxes and spent about $5,000 making his gimmicky cereals a reality, according to CTV News. And while Green Party voters might be upset to not have their own breakfast option, Christian says if sales from the other boxes go well, he plans on introducing “May’s Miniwheats.” The cereals are supposed to be neutral about all parties.
There’s just one little thing you should know before you go out and buy a box: You won’t find any actual cereal inside (we know–bit of a bummer). But that doesn’t mean you’re just getting an empty package.
“We thought that with politics being such a downer, we’d fill the boxes with some uppers!” it says on the product’s KickStarter page. “In each box you’ll find a 1/2lb of organic, free trade coffee from Fire Roasted Coffee Company! This is very high quality, artisanal coffee — it’s absolutely delicious.”
In other words, make sure to buy some extra cereal on the side. Nobody wants to be hungry on election day.